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Book Review: The Vine Basket by Josanne La Valley

Ai Lian, Intern, Uyghur Human Rights Project The Vine Basket is a  young adult fiction novel that tells the story of a Uyghur girl – Mehrigul – who comes from a small village in East Turkestan (also known as Xinjiang) and … Continue reading

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Ticking Time Bomb: The Ethnic Crisis Facing China’s New Leadership

Alim Seytoff, President, Uyghur American Association Mr. Seytoff delivered the following speech at a panel discussion organized by Initiatives for China on January 31, 2013 in Washington, DC: Good afternoon everyone. First, I want to thank Dr. Yang Jianli and Initiatives for … Continue reading

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My beloved school’s name will be wiped out from East Turkestan history

I felt terrible when I heard the news that the Ghulja city No. 2 High School would be amalgamated with a Chinese school – Ghulja No. 6 High School. The amalgamation means that one of the historic milestones of Uyghur education will be wiped from East Turkestan history in this high tech, education-oriented century. As a former student of the school, it is very difficult for me to imagine that when I visit East Turkestan one day, I won’t be able to see any trace of my beloved school in my home town – Ghulja city. Continue reading

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